Career


7 Tips for Finding a Mentor to Help You Succeed at Work

You’ll find business success faster and more interesting if you learn how to find a mentor at work. Scaling upwards is easier when you have a hand up – and when you help your mentor succeed at work, too. These tips for finding and starting a mentoring relationship will help you achieve your life and career goals. In Mentors: Guiding the […]

How to Find a Business Mentor to Help You Succeed at Work

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How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Into Grad School – Master or PhD Programs

Most Master and PhD programs are competitive and difficult to get into. Here’s how to improve your chances of getting accepted into the graduate school of your choice. These tips for applying for graduate level studies are from my own experience – they’ll help you complete your application and get accepted into the grad program you want. When I first wrote […]


How to Be With a Boyfriend Who Isn’t Ambitious or Motivated

You love your boyfriend, but he has no goals or motivation for his future. Here’s how to be in a relationship with a guy who isn’t ambitious about work, school, or anything important in life. I was inspired to share my tips for a reader who asked for advice about her boyfriend. He isn’t ambitious or interested in his future job or […]

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How to Find a Career Introversion

How to Find a Career to Fit Your Introverted Personality

If you want to love your job, you need work that matches your introverted personality traits. Here’s how to find a career for introverts, plus a link to a handy-dandy personality test for introversion. “I am a severe introvert,” say GG on Best Jobs for Introverts and Quiet People. “Actually, I have severe social anxiety, more than anything. I’m in school to be […]


How to Know if You Should Drop Out of College

Is dropping out of college the right decision for you? Here’s how I decided if I should stay in my two year MSW (Master of Social Work) program. My decision-making strategy – and the end result – may help you know if you should drop out of college. I loved the first semester of my two year program…and barely made it […]

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Home Based Businesses No Start Up Costs

30 Home Based Business Ideas With No Start Up Costs

Want to work from your home as a drop shipper or a party planner? Here are 30 home based business ideas, to help you figure out how to make money on the side without paying start up costs. If the idea of a home based business is new to you, read The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, […]


How to Get Over Stage Fright – 6 Best Tips for Introverts

Getting over stage fright is more difficult for introverts because we aren’t naturally comfortable in the spotlight. As an introvert and a flutist who wants to play music in front of people, I’ve been forced by the beast to find the best tips on how to get over stage fright. In 8 Ways to Overcome Anxiety When You’re on Stage, […]

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How to Deal With Performance Anxiety and Play Your Best

These five tips on how to deal with anxiety will calm your spirit. Performance anxiety is a common problem for musicians; not only does it prevent us from playing our best on stage, it robs us from the joy of performing music. And yes, we should be enjoying the time we spend playing music for people! Our audience wants us […]